= C =
chicken head n.
[Commodore] The Commodore Business
Machines logo, which strongly resembles a poultry part (within
Commodore itself the logo was always called `chicken lips').
Rendered in ASCII as `C='. With the arguable exception of the
Amiga (see amoeba), Commodore's machines were notoriously
crocky little bitty boxes (see also PETSCII), albeit
people have written multitasking Unix-like operating systems with
TCP/IP networking for them. Thus, this usage may owe something to
Philip K. Dick's novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"
(the basis for the movie "Blade Runner"; the novel is now sold
under that title), in which a `chickenhead' is a mutant with
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.